PATIENTS ASK….WHEN WILL I GET WELL? WHEN WILL I FEEL BETTER? WHEN WILL I GET MY BREAKTHROUGH LIKE ALL THOSE OTHER TESTIMONIES??
WHAT WILL IT TAKE?
First: Belief! Do you want to be well? Do you really believe you can be well? This is a key factor in success. Why? Because if you truly believe you can and will be well – you will PERSEVERE! Why did Jesus ask those about to heal, “do you want to be well?” Second: Action Action gives you results. But if you really don’t believe – you WON’T do the work.
After my accident and the surgeon told me it would be 6 weeks in the sling and I can begin to hang my arm down to slowly regain some movement and range of motion. After 6 weeks, I could do rehab and it would be a slow process. I read about these injuries on line and it all said how long of a recovery it would be. Months before lifting weights, running or even doing 1 push-up. Now, this could be very discouraging…..BUT what do I believe?? Just because others believe this and the surgeon and doctors believe this – is this TRUTH? Only if I believe it. I believed right from the start that I would heal at incredible speed. 2-3 times faster than usual. I believed that God will take care of me if I take care of myself. God is my healer – but he doesn’t do my exercises for me! Immediately I began to move my arm – incredible pain but the pain was there anyway. When in the sling I had pain, when sleeping I had pain, so why not exercise it. All I heard was “You better be careful” – now I know this was in good intention but I must push and train hard to heal fast and regain my strength so I would not end up with a permanent weakness or pain. So it has been over 11 weeks and I did 4 push-ups, I can lift weights, I am back to running full out! I am back to running over 20 miles a week already.
Here is my BREAKTHROUGH: Every day I did my exercises, spinal exercises, got my adjustments at least 4 times a week, and did some type of aerobic exercise 3-4 days a week. Every day I was in severe pain for the first 6 weeks. Pain meds daily. After 6 weeks the pain diminished from a 8-10 level to a 6-8 level. Didn’t need meds daily. Everything hurt it. Adjusting, exercise, lifting my grandson, shampooing my hair! But I knew – I believed – that if I kept at it, my healing would come. So, I go to a Chiropractic seminar in Alberta Canada and for the first time – I slept through the night!! It was a big challenge going – everything seemed to go wrong before the trip. Wanted to cancel but couldn’t. (Blessings are many times right behind the curtain – but you must push through). The next day I woke up again refreshed. Slept through the night again. It wasn’t the bed – we were at a bible camp and the beds were a bunk bed of wood and a 3″ foam plastic mattress! So here it is….we are going out for a mountain run and God spoke to me. “Now is the time to train hard again. I am giving you your strength back” Now this was not the audible voice from the sky, but I knew! So, I told Gabrielle, I am going for it. I am going to kill this workout. What did she say?? Be careful! Now this mountain run is going up a mountain side (very steep) and back down the other side and repeat! Don’t know how many times we are running. So each hill got easier and each hill I got stronger! I continued to pass people who could only walk and were struggling. As coming down the hill I looked over at the steep mountain and again God’s voice “This is where your breakthrough is – in the mountain. When you push hard through the pain and up the hill you will get a breakthrough. When you go down the hill – relax and enjoy the rest.” And I did get my breakthrough.
Your breakthrough is your perseverance! You may be struggling in pain, sickness, obesity, or any other health challenge – Persevere. There is a blessing waiting. Make your visits, do your home rehab, exercise through the pain, stop eating garbage, get up earlier, and BELIEVE!
God can heal you – but he won’t do your work for you. I hope this inspires you and puts a fire under your butt. Blessing come to those who Believe and Do the Action! God bless, Dr T